"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." Albert Einstein, "My First Impression of the USA," 1921
Ngaio Bealum joins us to discuss the effects of the West Coast medical marijuana crackdown, promoting May 20 Portland Mt. Tabor Theater show; Dave Bienenstock from HIGH TIMES with a preview of the newsstand issue and San Francisco's Medical Cannabis Cup; music by The Effinays
Live report from attorneys Lance Rogers and Michael Cindrich at the San Diego NORML protest of DEA abuse of Daniel Chong; highlights from the DFW NORML Cinco de Mota march; Rant: Debunking No on I-502 Misinformation, Again.
Sacramento News & Review, 23 May 2013 - Can you update us on some of the latest developments in the world of medical-cannabis research? - -Wanda Wellness Yes, I can! A new study by Israel's Meir Medical Center has found that inhaled cannabis is very effective for people with Crohn's disease. The study, which will be published in an upcoming iss […]
Sacramento News & Review, 23 May 2013 - Eastern District Head Benjamin Wagner Explains That Colorado, Washington Faces Less Fed Intervention Because Laws Are Better Weed 'Free-For-All' Sacramento-based U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner drives a minivan.
East Bay Express, 22 May 2013 - New research suggests that the main ingredient in marijuana may help alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. It is believed that some 7.7 million Americans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Yet current treatments for the sometimes devastating anxiety disorder have limited efficacy. Now, a Y […]
Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2013 - Lawsuits and Other Challenges Await Measure Reducing Number of Shops. Los Angeles voters took regulation of the city's medical marijuana shops into their own hands Tuesday, embracing a ballot measure to sharply reduce the number of dispensaries in the city.
Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2013 - Proposition D, Which Would Cut the Number of Dispensaries to About 130, Was Leading. After years of futile attempts by lawmakers to regulate the medical marijuana industry in Los Angeles, a ballot measure to sharply limit the number of pot dispensaries in the city was leading in early returns Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2013 - Re "The marijuana measures," Editorial, May 10 Your editorial supporting Measure D mentions medical marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma patients. In my 25 years as a glaucoma sufferer, I have never been prescribed marijuana.
Times-Press-Recorder, 17 May 2013 - To the Editor: The legalization of marijuana is a huge issue. It should be legalized for many reasons. Clearly, this is a controversial issue, but if we legalized marijuana there would be a lot of good that will come out of it. It will also solve a lot of the huge problems.
The Bakersfield Californian, 16 May 2013 - Bakersfield City Council member Terry Maxwell on Wednesday called for City Attorney Ginny Gennaro to draft an ordinance banning medical marijuana shops in the city. Medical marijuana advocates and opponents made conflicting appeals to the Bakersfield City Council Wednesday night.
Sacramento News & Review, 16 May 2013 - So, there will never be pot clubs in Sacramento County after last week's California Supreme Court ruling, right? - -Despondent Dave Nil desperandum, Dave! It's not as bad as you may think. Yes, the California Supreme Court ruled that cities and counties are allowed to ban medical-marijuana dispensaries, s […]